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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 30
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper V.2

Element Definition in an Integrated Design and Construction

M. Alshawi and C.W.F. Che Wan Putra

Department of Surveying, University of Salford, Salford, UK

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M. Alshawi, C.W.F. Che Wan Putra, "Element Definition in an Integrated Design and Construction", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computer Aided Design and Modelling for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 87-92, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.30.5.2
Great efforts have been devoted towards the development of a flexible and comprehensive data structure for product models to serve CIC environments. However, product models can't be populated with project specific information without clearly defined objects (elements) which are anticipated to be transferred dynamically through an application to the central core of the environment. This paper addresses the issue of element definition within a proposed framework for an Integrated Construction Environment (ICE). It briefly discusses a proposed structure of an ICE and its main components. The type of information which is attached to objects during the creation stage, in a CAD environment, are outlined.

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